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Moselle: Luxembourg – Koblenz

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  • Bernkastel-Kues
  • Bernkastel-Kues
  • Villa Borg
  • Innenstadt Bernkastel-Kues
  • Trierer Dom
  • Bei Bernkastel-Kues
  • Traben-Trarbach
  • Weinschiff Neumagen-Dhron
  • Bei Perl Villa Borg
  • Piesport
  • Remich
  • Mosel bei Klotten
  • In Zeltingen
  • Klotten
  • In Neumagen-Dhron
  • Blick auf Treis-Karden
  • Traben-Trarbach

tour description

Marvel, experience, enjoy.

In 8 days from Luxembourg to Koblenz.

Start this beautiful bike tour in Luxembourg, whose historical center is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In just a few minutes you are from your hotel right in the center. Marvel at architectural details, interesting museums and enjoy the cosmopolitan cuisine. Through the hilly landscape of the Grand - Duchy you cycle past many small villages to Remich on the Moselle. Look forward to further bike tail, because now it awaits you an excellent bike path that takes you through many small wine villages in the Roman city of Trier. After that discover such famous places as Mosel in Traben- Trarbach, Bernkastel- Kues, Cochem, before admiring the confluence of the Moselle and the Rhine at the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz.

1. day Luxembourg arrival

Arrive early to Luxembourg because this cosmopolitan city has much to offer. Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, the impressive casemates and the Ducal Palace. Parking and bicycle rental on site .

2. day Luxembourg - Remich 32 km

Take a last look at the enchanting and powerful bastion before you leave Luxembourg. The little river Alzette leads out to the country. You cycle now on small country roads, through tiny villages, through hilly landscape with green forest and colorful fields. Of course there are some climbs to master, but unpaved road sections do not exist. Look forward to Remich, whose southern flair can be felt in the many cafes and bistros on the 3 km long Moselle promenade.

3. day Remich - Trier 42 km

Today you will accompany the first time the vast vineyards right and left of the Moselle. You cycle till Konz where you cross the mouth of the Saar and Mosel. From there it is not far to Trier and therefore you have time for a leisurely walking tour with a visit to the Porta Nigra, the amphitheater, the Imperial Baths or the magnificent cathedral.

4. day Trier - Piesport 48 km

Today, Roman past and contemporary viniculture will meet. The Moselle bike trail leads you to Mehring, where the Villa Rustica waits for your visit. ‘Villa Rustica’ is the designation for a manor in the Roman Empire. Today, the reconstructed walls and foundations can be visited again. You will cycle to Trittenheim, where a nature trail informs about the man-year of the vine-grower, the local variety of grape and the process of vine-growing. Just before reaching today’s destination, you will pass Neumagen-Dhron, Germany’s oldest wine-growing place! You should stop here to taste some of that wine!

5. day Piesport - Traben-Trarbach 40 km

The two famous Moselle towns Bernkastel-Kues and Traben-Trarbach and the well-known wine growing resort "Kröver Nacktarsch" are today’s highlight! Marvel at the colorful and manifold half-timbered constructions seaming the market place of Bernkastel-Kues. In Traben-Trarbach, you should take a boat trip.

6. day Traben-Trarbach - Cochem 55 km

You will discover Enkirch today, a jewel of the Moselle region’s traditional half-timbered architecture. Later on, you will reach Zell, the wine-growing resort with the ‚Zeller Schwarzen Katz’ (‚The Black cat of Zell’). Take a relaxing break in the small town of Beilstein, proud of its surname „Rothenburg an der Mosel“. Then, you will reach Cochem with its picturesque centre and the ancient realm dating from the 11th century.

7. day Cochem - Koblenz 49 km

Before the Moselle bike trail takes you to the neat wine-growing villages like Koben Gondorf or Winningen and to the Deutsche Eck, you will have the chance to visit the medieval castle of Burg Eltz. Enjoy the wide view over the magnificent valley of the Rhine and be looking forward to a wonderful evening in Koblenz.

8. day Koblenz departure

Your bike trip ends in Koblenz today. Saying good-bye is never easy, especially not to the winding Moselle bike trail. Anyone who wishes to travel back to Luxembourg should book our shuttle transfer via Trier. It will transport any luggage and the bikes as well. Departure will be at 9a.m., arrival in Luxembourg around 12.30p.m. If you wish to cycle even longer along the Rhine, you can prolong your trip to Cologne or Mainz.

prices & services

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Moselle: Luxembourg – Koblenz
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Individual tours: Here you decide when and with whom you would like to travel. We provide you with detailed tour documents and practical planning tips, and you enjoy our all-in, worry-free package with separate luggage transport throughout your tour.

Guided tours: You can simply get on your bike and enjoy a group holiday (8–20 participants). Your tour guide will take care of everything, and your luggage will be transported separately.

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duration:
8 days
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This overview shows you the grade of difficulty for our tours:

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easy: Very relaxed cycling in mostly flat terrain.
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beginners-intermediate: Easy cycling, pushing the bike now and then.
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moderate: for people in a general good shape, a few stretches across more difficult terrain, or pushing the bike.
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difficult: For experienced bikers, several tracks in hilly terrain.
beginners-intermediate
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In the case of our original Velociped tours, we are the tour operator. We organise and accompany these tours personally.

So that you have an even bigger selection to choose from, we also cover additional routes in collaboration with long-standing partners. With these Velociped partner tours, we are the tour broker.

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prices 2020

Prices are per person.

Season 1

10.04. – 30.04.2020

01.10. – 20.10.2020

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Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. A
Double room 685,00 €
Single room 975,00 €
 

Season 2

01.05. – 14.08.2020

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Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. A
Double room 740,00 €
Single room 1.030,00 €
 

Season 3

15.08. – 30.09.2020

Info

Category B: smaller, family-run inns and hotels

Category A: Comfortable middle-class hotels

For bike & boat trips you will find facility details on cabins and shared rooms in the tour description.

Prices are per person.

Cat. A
Double room 769,00 €
Single room 1.059,00 €
 

cycles

tourer
70,00 €
 
electric bike
180,00 €
 

bookable additional nights

Luxemburg Cat. A
Double room 70,00 €
Single room 130,00 €
 
Koblenz Cat. A
Double room 60,00 €
Single room 81,00 €
 

bookable additional services

transfer back to Luxemburg (depature saturdays at 9:00 am)
75,00 €
transfer back to Trier (departure daily at 9:00 am)
55,00 €
guided city walking tour Trier (daily at 1:00 pm in English)
12,50 €
Travel services
All-carefree service:
  • accommodation incl. breakfast
  • room with shower/bath/WC
  • luggage transport
  • map of bike trails with marked route
  • detailed route description
  • tips for tour preparation
  • touristic information
  • 7 days hotline service

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worth knowing

Worth knowing about your Moselle Tour

Below please find more information about your bike trip. If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us by phone: 0049 - (0)6421-886890.

Arrival by train

Luxembourg is easy to reach from Trier by train. Our partner hotels in Luxembourg are best reached from the station by a short taxi ride. You can find up-to-date timetable information and price information at 

Train time shedule

Parking facilities at the hotel

Close to our contract hotels in Luxembourg you will find a number of guarded, public car parks. There is alsways plenty of available parking spaces, a pre-reservation is not necessary. You will receive detailed information about the parking facilities two weeks before the start of your journey with the detailed travel documents. 

Conditions of cycle paths

The quality of the bike tail is very good. There are practical no unpaved or poorly developed path. The route runs almost exclusively on paved roads and is very well signposted. The volume of traffic varies, but between Trier and Cochem there is almost always a seperate bike trail on the right or left shore side, off the main road. Only during your last day you have to cycle a section on a wide bicycle lane next to the main road. Detailed information about which shore side is best to cycle on, you will receive together with the detailed travel documents two weeks prior to departure.

Available rental bikes

If you choose to rent a Velociped-rental bike for the tour, we take it to your first hotel and pick it up at your destination. You can choose between woman’s and men's bicycles either with 7-speed gear shift and coaster brake or 27-speed gear shift and freewheel or electric bikes. All ladies' bikes have a low opening that makes mounting and dismounting much easier. The bikes are suitable for all ladies from 150 cm in height and for all gentlemen from 165 cm in height. You simply specify your wishes at time of booking.

Available rental bikes

Transfer back to the starting point of the journey

Saturdays at 9:00 am there is the possibility to transfer back to Luxembourg with a small bus (with bike trailer). Arrival at 12:30pm. The driver comes to pick you up at your hotel and has much room for you, your luggage and where required your own bicycle. The bus takes you back to your first hotel, thus ensuring a perfect return service without transfer and the hassle of hauling luggage.

Train and bus in the Moselle Valley

In the Moselle Valley runs not always a train. After Trier the train is leaving the Moselle Valley and the nearest station is not before Bullay. After only a few kilometres, the railway disappears in the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Tunnel and only reappears in Cochem. From Cochem the train runs completely in the Moselle Valley to Koblenz.

In the period from 1.5. - 31.10. a bus operates daily between Trier and Bullay with a max. capacity of 22 bicycles.

Bus schedule information

Boat trips on the river Moselle

From April to October there are many passenger ships on the Moselle. Boat docks are available in almost all places on both directions. Often tours are offered. Information about the exact departure times you find at the bulletin boards of the shipping companies.
A regular ferry traffic exists between Trier and Treis Karden.

Boat schedule information Moselle

Additional nights during the cycling trip

We will be happy to book additional nights during your cycling trip. The booking of additional nights is possible in every regular accommodation place. 

The addtional night rates are as follows: 

Hotel category A
EUR 63, - per person / per night in a double room
EUR 88, - per person / per night in a single room

Coast which are not included in the travel price

A possibly resulting tourist tax is not part of the travel price and therefore it has to be paid locally in the Hotel.

7 day hotline service

In case of chain breakdown, flooding or other bad surprises that makes a continuation of your tour impossible: no problem, we also work during weekends and you can reach us 7 days a week in case of emergency.

Passport and visa requirements, health regulations

For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.

Travel insurance

The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.

tour highlights

Luxembourg

Luxembourg is the city of contrasts. Nowhere else harmonize contemporary buildings with the ruins of former castles and palaces. For a number of years, Luxembourg has been one of the world cultural heritage sites of UNESCO.

Experience the highlights of the city while driving in an open, double-story bus.

Hop On Hop Off

Guided city walking tour Trier

Welcome to the oldest city in Germany! This romantic and historic city with its imposing buildings from the Roman era has a lot to offer! Marvel Trier with a worthwhile tour. German guided visits by foot are available every day at 10.30 am and 2.30 pm. Duration approx. 2 hours. English guided visits by foot are available daily at 1.00 p.m. Duration approx. 1hour and 15 minutes.  

Tourist Information Trier

Porta Nigra Trier

For the newly arrived guest, the Porta Nigra is the best place to begin a tour of Trier. The gate dates back to a time (about A.D. 180) when the Romans often erected public buildings of huge stone blocks (here, the biggest weigh up to six metric tons).

Porta Nigra

Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier

Marvel at archaeological finds at world level! The Rheinische Landesmuseum Trier is one of the most important archaeological museums in Germany.

Contact: Weimarer Allee 1, 54290 Trier, Phone 0651 / 97740

Rheinisches Landesmuseum in Trier

Amphitheater Trier

Beyond the medieval city wall lies the Roman Amphitheater. Cruel games with animal and gladiator combats were conducted here popular public entertainment.

Amphitheater

Villa Rustica Mehring

Take a break in Mehring, at the Roman villa. Villa rustika is a country house or estate in the Roman Empire. With its corner towers and the colonnaded hall, the villa reflects the Roman residential culture of the 3rd century. The villa is open all year and freely accessible.

Roman villa Mehring

Bernkastel Kues

Immerse yourself in the thrilling atmosphere of an old town that is full of history and culture. Savour the celebrated Moselle wines in a tasting session or on a tour through the famous steeply terraced vineyards of the Middle Moselle. Bernkastel-Kues is absolutely perfect for hiking or cycling, while no Moselle experience is complete without taking a boat trip on the river!

Bernkastel Kues

Calmont Region

The small and well-known wine village Bremm lies on one of the most beautiful Moselle loops in the heart of the Calmont region. The landscape has a unique character due to the steep slopes with a good 65 degree slope and a height of almost 400m. Der Bremmer Calmont is the steepest vineyard in Europe. Besides the picturesque and award-winning Moselle villages Neef and Ediger Eller counts to the Calmont region. Stroll through the streets with numerous historical monuments and half-timbered houses, enjoy excellent wines and excellent gastronomy.

Neef

Bremm

Ediger Eller

Reichsburg Cochem

The contours of the neo-gothic building rise more than about 330 ft above the river Moselle on an outstanding hill. The silhouette of the towering hill seems to continue in the building which is topped by the slate roof of the massive keep. As for its structure, Cochem Castle belongs to the category of castles protected by height that had to be protected all around. Romanesque fragments found in the well indicate a reinforcement of the castle around 1056.

Reichsburg Cochem

Burg Eltz

You are cordially invited to Eltz Castle and Eltz Forest - welcome! We have been here for more than 850 years and are doing everything within our means to preserve our ancestral home. Experience the Middle Ages and nature in its purest form! We are proud of our fairy tale in stone and take pleasure in sharing it with you!

Burg Eltz

Deutsches Eck (German corner)

The establishment of the Teutonic Order at the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle in 1216 gave this historic site its name, the “Deutsches Eck” (“German Corner”). Koblenz also owes its name to the meeting point of the Rhine and the Moselle - from “Castellum apud Confluentes”, Latin for “fort at the confluence”, which over time became the current name of Koblenz.

Deutsches Eck

Fortress Ehrenbreitstein

At 118 metres above the Rhine, the fortress has the most fantastic views over Koblenz and the confluence of the Rhine and Moselle rivers. The Ehrenbreitstein Fortress, the second largest preserved fortress in Europe, was constructed in its present form between 1817 and 1828. Its origin dates back to the year 1000. Today the fortress is home to the Landesmuseum Koblenz with its diverse exhibitions (e.g. the technical history and archaeology of the country, fortress history with over 20 exciting stations, multimedia presentations and much more), and is also home to the Ehrenmal des Heeres army monument and the Koblenz youth hostel.

Fortress Ehrenbreitstein

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